The good ship Friendship sails between Glasgow / And your far, your golden, coast. / May fierce friendship forever flourish…
Although we favoured football as a rule,
/ PE was comprehensive at our school.
/ Coached in a bit of this, a bit of…
The receiving player must catch and sprint / through a rush of hot blood and adrenaline, / the ball held…
is peopled with many surfaces.
/ Ormolu and gilt, slipper satin,
/ lush velvet couches,
/ cushions so stiff you can’t sink in.
/ Tables polished clear enough…
i wish he already knew
/ that finishing lines don’t really exist
/ that the trick is not stopping…
Their gowns fold and flatten like water
/ on their consummate columns as they go,
/ the paragons and apples of their race.
/ Their nacreous…
/ teaching the skills
/ of applying for jobs
/ one of millions
/ to acquire the skills
/ to apply…